By Opeyemi Balogun
Kogi State Ministry of Transport has formerly taken over a ferry boat from the custody of Ojotule enterprises and engnr. Ademu Achimugu as parts of efforts to open the water ways along the coastal lines of the state.
The commissioner for Transport, hon. Joseph Okwoli who took over the ferry boat during an inspection tour of the water vessels in Idah alongside his management staff.
Honourable Okwoli said the move was in furtherance to prior discussions with Ojotule Enterprise.
Shortly after he signed the document,Okwoli says the Ministry will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the water ways becomes functional.
Handing over the ferry boat to the Ministry, honourable Suleiman Musa expressed total readiness to partner with the Ministry.
He says a hand full of commercial activities takes place daily around the river which he says could be a major revenue boost for the government if fully tapped into.
He also noted that the Two 40 Power horse engine and other vessels were in good condition and ready for use.
Meanwhile, the Permanent secretary of the Ministry, Alh Okeme Jibrail who also took part in signing the pact,maintained that the Ministry is not resting on its oars to achieve its set goals.
He said the essence of the taking over is to rejuvenate and boost the internally generated revenue of Kogi State.
In his vote of thanks,Alh Jibrail appreciated the custodian for keeping the vessels in good condition and urged him to continue in his good deeds of protecting the vessels.